Math 253: Linear Algebra, Spring 2008


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Instructor: Erin McNicholas

Course Logistics

Room:  Collins 307 Room:  Collins 306
Phone:  370-6590 Time:  M, W, F 9:10-10:10am
Email:  emcnicho(at) Mailgroup:  math-253-01(at)
Homepage: Textbook:  Contemporary Linear Algebra, by Anton & Busby
Office Hours:   Mon 2-3pm, Tues 10-11am, Fri 2-3pm or by appointment

Theorem of the Week

Course Objectives / Big Questions:

  • Master matrix operations 
  • Understand the connections between matrices and systems of linear equations, and between matrices and linear operators  
  • Learn the algebraic and geometric meanings of solutions spaces, fundamental spaces, eigenvalues and eigenspaces
  • Strengthen our proof writing and reasoning skills.

Throughout the course we will emphasize the connections and importance of algebraic and geometric points of view.  



Just for fun: 

Finite Simple Group of Order 2 (YouTube)

Mathematics Colloquium Schedule